Social Commentary

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July 24, 1972 – A Place Called Quangtri – A See-Saw In The Senate – A Mine Disaster In West Virginia

July 24, 1972 – NBC Nightly News with John Chancellor – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – July 24, 1972 – The big news for this day was taking place in Vietnam and the battle of Quangtri. South Vietnamese paratroops tried to storm the Citadel of Quangtri city but ran into...

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July 22, 1999 – JFK Jr. Burial At Sea – Haggling Over A Tax Cut – A Shuttle Launch Delay

We could use a few more patrons right now: Become a Patron! July 22, 1999 – The last chapter in the grievous saga which had unfolded during the week. The burial at sea of John F. Kennedy Jr., his wife Carolynn Bessette-Kennedy and her sister Lauren Bessette off Martha’s Vineyard....

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1954 – President Eisenhower Addresses The Al Smith Memorial Dinner On Human Rights And Medical Care – Past Daily: Presidents Being Presidential

President Eisenhower Address at Al Smith Dinner – October 21, 1954 – Waldorf-Astoria Hotel – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Another installment of Past Daily’s occasional series “Presidents Being Presidential”. Here is an address by President Dwight D. Eisenhower, made during the occasion of the 10th annual Memorial Dinner for...

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Frank Zappa Does An Interview And Takes Questions – 1984 – Past Daily Talking Music

Frank Zappa – In conversation with Charles Amirkhanian recorded on May 20, 1984, San Francisco Exploratorium – KPFA – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Continuing our new series with a rare interview/conversation/Q&A session featuring Frank Zappa, conducted by Charles Amirkhanian from Pacifica station KPFA in Berkeley and recorded during the...

And the year's only half over. 1

It’s July 1968 -You’re A Teenager – You Live In L.A. – It’s Summer – It’s 1968 – It’s Critical Mass

KHJ-AM/FM – The Real Don Steele – July 4, 1968 July 1968. By a lot of accounts, it was a pretty terrible year – and it was only half over. You were right in the middle of Summer. The year started and the Vietnam War suddenly went out of control...

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A Few Words From H.Rap Brown – 1968 – Past Daily Voices Of Protest

H.Rap Brown – in conversation with Mitchell Krauss – Newsfront – NET -November 21, 1968 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – The 60s were a decade of enormous upheaval in society. 1968 was something of a peak – it was a turning point in the Vietnam War, it was the...

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“Are You Now Or Have You Ever Been . . .” – Guilt By Association – 1949 – Past Daily Reference Room

Fingers of suspicion, guilt by association – all elements of the era known as The Red Scare. The fear of subversion, the fear that America was going to be turned into a Communist regime, just like what was happening all over Eastern Europe. That our country would be undermined by...

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“Toronto Calling” – Jazz Unlimited – CBC Dominion Network – 1953 – Past Daily Archeology

CBC-Toronto – Dominion Network – Jazz Unlimited – November 10, 1953 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Growing up in Detroit, I remember spending hours listening to the radio stations that beamed across the border from Canada and all the different music we had access to. Like most radio at...

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July 1962 – The Drive-In Experience – Past Daily Weekend Pop Chronicles

KGIL – Drive In Pre-show and Intermission Feature – July 18-31, 1962 -John Wilson Collection – The Drive-In Movie Theater – once a staple in the diet of 1950s and 1960s America. Faded from view in the 1970s with the advent of home video and the ensuing VHS/Betamax wars –...

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Neil Young Chats With Mary Turner – KMET – 1979 – Past Daily Talking Music

Neil Young in conversation with Mary Turner – KMET-FM – October 24, 1979 – Mike Devich Collection – No pressure, but . . .Become a Patron! Neil Young in conversation with Mary Turner at KMET in Los Angeles and recorded on October 24, 1979. Starting this week, I’m introducing what...